After a Fashion~Jen Turano~

After a Fashion (A Class of Their Own #1)

~Synopsis~

Miss Harriet Peabody dreams of the day she can open up a shop selling refashioned gowns to independent working women like herself. Unfortunately, when an errand for her millinery shop job goes sadly awry due to a difficult customer, she finds herself out of an income.

Mr. Oliver Addleshaw is on the verge of his biggest business deal yet when he learns his potential partner prefers to deal with men who are settled down and wed. When Oliver witnesses his ex not-quite-fiance cause the hapless Harriet to lose her job, he tries to make it up to her by enlisting her help in making a good impression on his business partner.

Harriet quickly finds her love of fashion can’t make her fashionable. She’ll never truly fit into Oliver’s world, but just as she’s ready to call off the fake relationship, fancy dinners, and elegant balls, a threat from her past forces both Oliver and Harriet to discover that love can come in the most surprising packages.

~My Review~

I REALLY enjoyed reading this book! This has to be one of the best books by Jen Turano yet! If you’re a fan of this author’s writing of you’ll definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on this book! She’s getting better and better in her writing all the time! I always LOVE an author who’s always growing in their writing and keeps me on the edge of my seat.

From the very first page, this novel really drew me into it’s very exciting tale. I was really amazed at how the author gave the main characters so much depth. I was either smiling or laughing out loud throughout the whole story.

The chemistry between the two main characters Oliver and Harriet was AMAZING!

Harriet had such an interesting background story to read about as well and it was very uniquely done. I’ve noticed how Jen Turano’s heroines are such lovable characters and I love how she develops her heroines. Harriet has to be her best yet because of her ongoing drama and her background story.

Oliver on the other hand, was such a swoon worthy hero that I do admit I had a book hero *crush*, lol! *sigh*

Overall, I loved how animated the characters were which to me is so essential to reading a great book. It was also good to see how the author really set a foundation for the next set of characters in her series. I think they were kinda like a comedy relief and a very special part of the story as well. “After a Fashion” was definitely a light-hearted,romantic, and charming read and I highly recommend this book! I didn’t want it to end. Seriously! 😉

I’m definitely looking forward to her next book in this series!

In Good Company (A Class of Their Own #2)

~In Good Company~

Synopsis

After spending her childhood in an orphanage, Millie Longfellow is determined to become the best nanny the East Coast has ever seen. Unfortunately, her playfulness and enthusiasm tend to bring about situations that have employers looking askance at her methods. After her most recent dismissal, Millie is forced to return yet again to an employment agency.

Everett Mulberry has suddenly and quite unexpectedly found himself responsible for three children he’s never met. Attempting fatherhood while also pacifying the less-than-thrilled socialite he intends to marry is made even more complicated when the children scare off every nanny he hires. About to depart for Newport, Rhode Island, for the summer, he’s desperate for competent childcare.

At wit’s end with both Millie and Everett, the employment agency gives them one last chance–with each other. Everett is wary of Millie’s penchant for disaster, and she’s not entirely keen on another snobby, grumpy employer, but they’re both out of options. As Millie falls in love with her mischievous charges and tries to stay one step ahead of them, Everett is more focused on achieving the coveted status of society’s upper echelons. As he investigates the suspicious circumstances surrounding the children’s parents’ death, will it take the loss of those he loves to learn whose company he truly wants for the rest of his life?

Expected Publication Date:July 7,2015

~The Author~

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*I received a free copy of this  book through Netgalley by Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

Special Sundays!~Happy Palm Sunday!~

 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.~Matthew 21:9~

Happy Palm Sunday everyone!

Have a blessed week! 🙂

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Special Sundays!~With God, ALL things are possible!~

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.~Matthew 19:26~

Happy Sunday everyone!

Stay blessed!  🙂

Special Sundays!~2 Corinthians 12:7-10~

2 Corinthians 12:9. Literally just wrote tho sin my journal this morning.

And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

~2 Corinthians 12:7-10~

Happy Sunday everyone and have a blessed week! 🙂

Dauntless~Dina L. Sleiman~

Dauntless (Valiant Hearts, #1)

~Synopsis~

Though once a baron’s daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village. Dubbed “The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest,” her band of followers soon become enemies of the throne when they hijack ill-gotten gold meant for the king.

Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, will he choose fame or love?

~My Review~

I’m not really a big fan of YA novels but “Dauntless” was a pretty impressive read for the most part. I remember reading Robin Hood years back and I really enjoyed reading it. So to have an author to follow the same premise and settings of Robin Hood is pretty awesome.

I really liked the idea that the author had in mind for this story. I’m a huge admirer of strong heroines whether it’s in history or fiction. Two of my favorites are Mulan and Joan of Arc. 🙂

The heroine,Lady Merry, I really loved her character! In a way I think that she reminded me of myself and in that sense I could really relate to her.

I will admit that there were certain parts in the story that my mind did wander off or I had to skip some pages because I felt that some parts of the story was a bit long-winded. When I read a book I do expect to be interested in about 90 to 100% of the book. I think that if the author can put more work into the character development and just add that little bit of something that every reader expects in a well-loved book her stories will get better and better. I did like the adventure element as well but I think with a little bit more work it’ll be perfect.

Overall, I think that this author might be interesting to watch as she endeavors to bring something different to the Christian fiction world as we know it. I enjoyed getting to know the characters in her book and I’m looking forward to seeing what next this author has in store. By the way, the book cover is AWESOME! I like the bow and arrow thing going on! 😉

Sabotaged~Dani Pettrey~Book Review

Sabotaged (Alaskan Courage #5)

~Synopsis~

Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now paired together on Yancey’s search-and-rescue canine unit, they begin to put aside old arguments as they come to see each other in a different light. Then a call comes in from the Iditarod that will push them to their limits.

Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, has disappeared. Kirra and Reef quickly track the man, but what they discover is harrowing. Frank’s daughter has been kidnapped. In order to save her, the man must use his knowledge as a mechanical engineer to do the kidnapper’s bidding or she will die. Kirra and Reef, along with the entire McKenna family, are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl’s life, but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen.

~My Review~

I see so much promise in this author’s writing that I’m excited!!
Both her characters Reef and Kirra were really thought out and multi-layered that it was incredible! I also love when a character has an interesting background story which Dani Pettrey has a really good talent of doing in all of her books that I’ve read so far. I just love how she combines a variety of faith,adventure and romance in her books. I guarantee you that if a author can successfully pull that off then I’m all in for that!
I also loved the suspense in Sabotaged because I was at the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. There are only a few books that can have me at the edge of my seat. 🙂

All through this book and her others that she has written, has successfully portrayed the camaraderie between the brothers and sisters which is awesome! I loved reading the interesting stories of all the other characters as well. That is so good because sometimes when an author goes to the next book in the series it’s like I lose my interest for some reason but not with this book!

I love how her writing ideas are so fresh and exciting! She makes me want to go visit Alaska myself!

I’ve read Submerged and Shattered and I enjoyed both. Also it may be a good idea to kinda read the books in order because it might be a little confusing because there are so many stories included in this author’s books concerning the different characters. Trust me you won’t regret it! That’s just my opinion. I can’t wait to see what more Dani Pettrey has in store for us and I highly recommend this wonderfully inspired series! Oh, the book cover is absolutely stunning isn’t it? *Sigh* 🙂

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